Seal Rock State Wayside, Seal Rock

4.6
#66 of 209 in Nature in Oregon
Offering excellent ocean views, Seal Rock State Wayside is a recreational area notable for its bulky offshore rock formations inhabited by a population of seals and sea lions. A wheelchair-accessible paved path leads to a viewing platform and then on to a sandy beach. Take a stroll down the coast to find tide pools filled with anemones and starfish. Bring binoculars if you wish to take a closer look at sea mammals and shore birds. Using our custom trip planner, Seal Rock attractions like Seal Rock State Wayside can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Stunning view and well worth stopping and then walking down onto the beach. So many sea creatures to look at and please don't pick up the star fish. We have delicate scenery for a reason.  more »
  • Seal Rock State Park is not so far from Newport. If you drive along the Oregon coast, this is one of the many beautiful viewpoints. There are some excellent rocks that give a nice contrast with the beach and the sea.
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  • Visiting when the tide is out would be a great time to tide pool explore the area. The beach has easy access and parking.  more »
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  • This is a nice park. Easy access off of Highway 101. Sufficient parking except for the busiest times of Summer. Short walk 2 The Bluffs overlooking the ocean and the haystack rocks which makeup Seal Rock Park. You have access via paved Trails down to the ocean. You can walk the beach and get really close to the rocks. There's some wildlife habitats with some fencing to keep visitors off. 30 years ago as a kids we romped all over this place. If you're here right after a storm the waves are amazing as they crash against the rocks. Seal Rock is one of the more popular of the many stops along the way on US 101, the Oregon Coast Highway.
  • We stopped by to see Seal, but he was not in. We explored his rock anyway. We pondered the Lyrics to "Kiss from a Rose", we decided they are rubbish, and continued to enjoy his rocks, which are fantastic. We saw some very original beach art, and were sprayed by some lovely sea foam that was erupting from the rocks every wave or two. Just watch for the Sneakers! Not just the waves, but that shady guy hanging out in the trees by the picnic table... Just kidding that Guy is employed by Seal to let him know when his rose is in bloom... or something like that.
  • Very pretty State Park. Overlooking the ocean. the trail to get down to the beach is long steep Rocky and cracked wear good shoes. Great place when the tides out to look at tide pools.
  • Beautiful area. Bathroom at parking lot. Steepish trail to the beach. Wear flipped flops and you may bust your ass.
  • Beautiful beach, but access is through a steep path. Have to cross rocks to reach the sandy beach. There are steps that lead from the highway south of the parking area, but there is no parking.
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